Caverject (Alprostadil) 40mcg vial is administered via injection into the base of the penis, used to treat erectile dysfunction, including weak erections or impotence.
Caverject contains alprostadil, which is similar to the natural substance in your body called prostaglandin E1. This works to relax the muscles in your penis and widens blood vessels; allowing blood to flow in your penis more easily, which helps towards an erection.
Caverject 40 micrograms vials should only be used within 3 months from when they were given to you. Your doctor or pharmacist will make a note of this date on the packs. You should not use the vials after this date has passed. Please note that this date may be earlier than the “expiry” date printed on the packs.
Store your medication in a dry place below 25°C. Always remember to keep syringes and needles away from children.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.26587.latest.pdf
You should always read through the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed instructions on using Caverject. You should use this product exactly as instructed by your doctor.
After use, ensure that the syringe, vial and needles are disposed of in a closed, puncture-resistant container. If you are unsure about how to properly dispose of the container after use, ask your doctor.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.
The active ingredient in Caverject 40mcg vial is Alprostadil. The remianing ingredients are lactose, sodium citrate, hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide.
The syringe contains benzyl alcohol (8.4 mg/ml) and water for injections. The antiseptic pads are soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
Please read the patient information leaflet before using this product.
Do not use Caverject 40mg/ml if you:
Caverject is not a contraception and, therefore, will not protect you or your partner from sexually transmitted diseases. The injection of Caverject can cause a small amount of bleeding at the area at which the needle enters. You must be cautious, as this could increase the risk of transmission of diseases, such as herpes and AIDs. For complete protection, condoms can protect against sexually transmitted diseases. If you need advice about contraception or ‘safe sex', speak to your doctor or contact your local Family Planning Clinic.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines before you start using Caverject:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Caverject is okay to be used by couples wishing to conceive and with a partner who is pregnant or breast-feeding. Caverject will not protect your partner from pregnancy, so you should use a reliable contraceptive if appropriate.
Do not use any Caverject until your doctor says that it is right for you. Always consult the Patient Information leaflet before use.